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Our blog shares information we think is interesting! Hopefully, you do too. We share techniques, tips and tricks to help complete your quilt projects. Some of these are linked to our YouTube channel, when a video will provide more information than pictures alone. Our blog also provides a glimpse into life in our Studio!

A Leap for Quilting!

A Leap for Quilting!

Today, I am going to share something very personal with you. I have been blessed to meet so many wonderful quilters. And I don't just mean their quilting projects. I mean as people. They have shared stories of their personal fight with any number of terrible medical...

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Tip Tuesday – Make Copies

Tip Tuesday – Make Copies

As a designer, I don't want people making copies of my patterns and giving them to someone else. That takes income away from me. But I do want you to make copies of my patterns for your use. This is particularly important when the pattern has attachments like...

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Motivating Monday – Pine Cone

Motivating Monday – Pine Cone

My sister and I visited Mount Vernon a few years ago. That is when I discovered that George Washington was quite the horticulturist! He had plants imported from around the world for his grand estate. Looking back, he may have imported some invasive species, but let's...

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Perfect is the Enemy of Done

Perfect is the Enemy of Done

Do you suffer from procrastination? I certainly do. I often excuse it by saying I work better under pressure. But if truth be told, it is usually because I am mulling over a myriad of options on how to do something. I suffer from analysis paralysis! What exactly do I...

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Motivating Monday – Pasta Prep

Motivating Monday – Pasta Prep

In college, our dorms were located near Little Italy in Cleveland. You couldn't beat the Italian food. Of course, as a poor college student, I lived on pasta. Most of all, I remember pulling all-nighters... The reward, other than convincing yourself you could cram...

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Paint Palette

Paint Palette

Watch this video to learn some of my tricks for making fusible applique! To explain how I assembled the block, I made a video for you. I spent a lot of time talking about fabric marking as it is so important when you are making fusible appliques....

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Tip Tuesday – Machine Mistakes

Tip Tuesday – Machine Mistakes

The #1 mistake every quilter makes is to buy a fancy sewing machine. We spend lots of money on domestic sewing machines with loads of fancy stitches. Then, we only use the straight stitch and blanket stitch for our quilts! That seems like a bit waste of our resources....

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Motivating Monday – Bearington Valentine

Motivating Monday – Bearington Valentine

Do you have a few things in your sewing studio that are totally unrelated to sewing, but you like to have with you? Mine may seem childish, but I have a collection of teddy bears. They sit atop my bookshelves. George is my most beloved bear. George went everywhere...

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Tip Tuesday – Change It Up

Tip Tuesday – Change It Up

As you know, I have been having fun giving color tips. On Mondays, I share color schemes inspired by my photos. In my classes, I show how to use these to pick your own palettes. One of the most common questions, is "how do you use these palettes in a quilt." The...

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Quilt Block Mania – February 2024

Quilt Block Mania – February 2024

Quilt Block Mania is rolling into February celebrating makers. Each month, a group of talented designers share a free 12-inch block based upon a set theme. You get to hop from one of our blogs to another and collect them all. You can make a mini quilt, a quilt based...

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Motivating Monday – Santorini Sunrise

Motivating Monday – Santorini Sunrise

Do you ever scroll through your photos and just stop. You find that one photo that brings you back to a certain time and place. You pause soaking in that memory. This photo was one of those. It was taken during our honeymoon in Santorini. We were on a sunset dinner...

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Community Highlight – Quilted Love

Community Highlight – Quilted Love

Are you really good at making top and not so good at finishing them? If so, you probably have stack of tops, some of which you aren't even sure you want any more?? Or was one of your new year's resolutions to clear out a bit of stash, maybe to make room for more this...

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